Greater Good in Action
Got 15 minutes a day to become a happier and more compassionate person? There’s now a website for that.
Greater Good in Action (GGIA) offers dozens of science-based, practical exercises to boost personal well-being. GGIA builds on the premise—backed up by cutting-edge research—that happiness, resilience, and kindness are skills that can be taught and developed over time.
To launch this groundbreaking project, the GGSC synthesized hundreds of scientific studies that point to the best methods for developing positive skills such as gratitude, mindfulness, and empathy. With the launch of GGIA, the GGSC has put these skills at readers’ fingertips in a format that’s easy to navigate and digest.
Each of the exercises—or “practices”—on the site is broken down into step-by-step instructions, with references to studies that suggest why and how the practice works. The practices are also labeled by difficulty level—casual, moderate, or intensive. Some take just five minutes to complete.
These practices are meant to benefit those who want to improve their social and emotional well-being—or want to help their kids, students, patients, or employees improve their well-being—but don’t have the time or money to invest in a formal program.
The Greater Good Science Center created GGIA in collaboration with HopeLab. The 1440 Foundation provided additional funding for this project.